HOLY ROSARY NEWSLETTER
Term 2 Week 3 - 18 May
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Here’s hoping all mums had a lovely day last Sunday!
A strong community is essentially something we all wish for or aspire to. But it needs us to make it real. There has been a lot of evidence here recently with much done to bring people together. There is a lot to both nurture and celebrate in this space, and the more of us who buy in, the better it is for all of us.
Congratulations to the Pre-Primary Catherine Gang who regaled us with their exploits this morning. Your assembly was such fun! Thank you so much.
Again, thanks to our HRC who organised the presentation on the resilient child on Tuesday. Some 70 people attended this relevant, interesting, and amusing presentation by Claire Orange.
Over 100 online canteen orders were taken on Wednesday - up from 31 the Wednesday before - fantastic! The link for online ordering can be found on the website.
Thought provoking FAQ is back in a lot of detail which you will see in this newsletter.
Thanks to our teachers of Year 6, Kate and Lachie who were at the Confirmation workshop supporting this parish based programme and supporting their children - much appreciated! More interesting Parish developments can be found in this newsletter that may be relevant for you.
Here’s to a lovely weekend – enjoy!
Mark de Kluyver
DATES TO REMEMBER
Thursday 24 May
- 1D Class Mass - Coffee after in the Parish Centre - all welcome!
Saturday 26 May
- Confirmation Mass 6pm
Thursday 7 June
- 4D Class Mass
- Musica Viva Jnr - 9:45am-10:45am
- Musica Viva Snr - 11:05am - 12:05pm
Monday 11 June
- Cross Country - Jackadder Lake Yr 3-6
Friday 15 June
- 5C Class Assembly & Awards
Thursday 21 June
- 2D Class Mass
- CPSSA Winter Carnival - Year 6
Friday 22 June
- 1D Class Assembly & Awards
Friday 29 June
- End of Term 2
Student Free Days for 2018
- Monday June 4 - WA Day
- Monday July 16 - Staff Day
- Tuesday July 17 - Staff Day
- Friday 21 September - Staff Day
- Monday October 8 - Staff Day
HOLY ROSARY CLEAN UP SQUAD
MOTHERS DAY VIDEO
For those of you who missed this after Mass on Friday – a tribute to our awesome Holy Rosary mums.
ZULUDESK FOR PARENTS
Over the past year or so we have received some interest from parents in having some technical control over their child’s iPad use. ZuluDesk, the new ‘Mobile Device System’ we use for managing the iPads at Holy Rosary has a parent option that allows parents to set restrictions on the school iPad for the apps and functions the students can use outside of school hours. We are looking at implementing this for parents from Yr 3-6, however, we would appreciate some parents to trial this software before we make it available to all parents. To date, eight families have registered their interest. If you are willing to volunteer please fill in the Google Form below.
Before you sign up, there is a short video for you to preview that explains how the App works if you wish to have a look. https://vimeo.com/212094116
After the trial period, we will also ask you to provide us with some feedback on your experience.
SCHOOL PHOTOS - SPECIALS ORDERING
On photo day speciality group images (eg Student Leaders, Faction Captains, etc.) were taken at your school.
These images can be viewed and purchased at a unique website that is DIFFERENT to where you order the portraits online.
1. To place your Order online simply go to https://mspphotography.shootproof.com/
2. Click Specials 2018, then select the album titled: Holy Rosary School Specials - 2018
3. You will then be required to enter a password to view the Album. The password for this HLRS2018
4. Please ensure that you use your child’s name at the checkout
5. The first photo is a sample of the final product to show colour and layout (please ignore the school name)
- The online orders will be open until midnight on Monday 21 May 2018 – for the Bulk Pricing Offer
- The Bulk Pricing Offer is $20 per print and these will be delivered to the school BY CLASS GROUP
- After the $20 pricing expires, the photos will remain available online, but the photos are now at a cost of $35 per image and delivered to a preferred address.
If you have any queries please contact MSP Photography on 9240 8000 or via email on email@example.com
Congratulations to our Interschool Swimming Team!
Congratulations to our Round Eight winners:
1: Hayley Fogliani - 2D
2: Noah Dimattina - PPC
3: Zoe Temov - 6C
Book Fair has been a huge success and it’s not over yet! It closes at 4pm this afternoon (Friday) so there is still some time to come in and support our Library. Big thanks to our amazing Library Monitors who have been super busy and the amazing Mrs Monzu, Mrs Miniello and Mrs Mecham who gave up their Wednesday to set up the Fair – I’m sure you’ll agree it looks wonderful!! Thank you to all the parents who came in to help – these events wouldn’t happen without you and the students and I are most grateful. Before school on Thursday, 2 inaccurate EFT transactions were made. If you find it was you (from looking at your bank statement) please contact me via the office. Thanks and sorry. Chess, Book Club (group 3) and Borrowing will return next week so remember your library bags! Thank you so much for your support.
“For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what person you are.” – The Magicians Nephew by C.S. Lewis
Click link for Online Ordering: https://quickcliq.com.au/
Monday 21 May - S Tranter
Wednesday 23 May - G Natalia, K Glew
Friday 25 May - L Maddaford, T Zeid
Soup of the Day: Vegetable & Lentil Soup
Leanna 0414 953 958
Please clink on link below for Winter Menu for Term 2
**PLEASE NOTE PRICE CHANGE**
School Banking is every Thursday 8:15am to 8:45am at the Canteen.
The next reward redemption day will be Thursday 24th May.
How to Get Started with School Banking
Parents are now able to open their child's account and provide identification online. It is even easier now for you to get your children started with an account and start School Banking.
All you need to do is visit:
www.commbank.com.au/schoolbanking and click on the link to open the Youthsaver account.
Grand Prize Competition
This year, one lucky School Banker will win a family trip for up to two adults and three children to Hawaii, USA just by saving. For a chance to win, students will need to make 15 or more School Banking deposits before the end of Term 3 2018 to automatically receive an entry into the competition.
The trip includes:
- Return economy flights to Honolulu, Hawaii plus airport transfers
- 7 nights’ accommodation at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort staying in a Luxury Ocean Room, with beach views and breakfast included
- AU$2,000 spending money.
Christine, Natalie and Lisa
Monday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am & Thursday 8:30am ‐ 9:15am
The uniform shop is not open during the holidays or on PD days. Click here for order form or collect a form from the School Office. Orders can be left in the Office, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. These will be delivered to your child’s classroom, once payment is successful.
Lydia Della Santa - Uniform Shop Coordinator
FAQ IS BACK!
Following the survey undertaken by our Holy Rosary Community (HRC) last year, which asked what parents and guardians might see as priorities for them for 2018, there was discussion at HRC meetings that some were more in the domain of the school, and that it would be best for the school rather than the HRC to respond. So here’s a start, with more of the school focused suggestions being addressed regularly next term.
More sport – clubs before/after school. Many already exist, and are evident through the newsletter. Several are run by parents from Holy Rosary. Also, Rob Flexman, our teacher of Physical Education runs training sessions before interschool events, including arranging swimming training during the holidays. As children get a bit older the opportunities broaden. Rob also takes advantage of funding opportunities to run tennis sessions in sport time. The programme here is rich and varied.
Specialist Art Teachers. We don’t have one, instead focusing on Science, Music, Sport and Italian. Teachers, using the West Australian curriculum teach art with their class.
Music and Drama options. Now with a school band and school choir, plus the introduction of Edudance and Musica Viva, plenty has happened in this space.
More coding, getting children ready for the language of computers. The use of computers, and barrier games (remember Battleship? It is a form of coding!) and other activities sees this component of curriculum incorporated in to other learning areas and not treated as a discrete subject. This is an engaging and enjoyable space.
Improving School grounds with particular focus on the oval. A lot of work has been done here, both to the oval and the Dominican playground, and they started the year looking good, and still do! Both survived the Dads and Kids Camp Out as well as the Welcome Back Sundowner arranged by our HRC. Work continued last break with preparation for winter (coring in particular) completed.
Play areas accessible after hours. This continues again this year with children playing in the Dominican playground after school until 3.30 when it becomes the premise of our OSHC. This is fine to continue as long as children are actively supervised.
Contemporary classrooms. As of February these are now evident across our school. Staff have had many opportunities to undertake professional reading and to learn from one another to be able to best use their reimagined classrooms in ways which maximise the engagement of our children in their learning.
Home Readers. A great deal of money has been spent on the reading resources across the school – more than $22 000 over the last two years, with combined funding from the HRC and the school. Upgrading of readers continues as funds become available because we know that they get hammered!
HOLY ROSARY COMMUNITY NEWS
Some photos of the "Empowering Parents - Raising the Resilient child Workshop" that took place on Tuesday night
ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS 2018-19
The brand new 2018 | 2019 Entertainment Memberships are here and NOW is the time to get your membership.. especially as the old 2017-18 memberships will expire at the end of May!
Support Holy Rosary and order your Entertainment book via the following link:
Books are arriving this week. For those that have ordered they should be ready for collection from Monday 21st May 2018. An email will be sent in regards to collection.
Entertainment books are available in the hard copy book form or a DIGITAL membership.
Digital memberships are an app that is downloaded on to your device. I’ve had both and have found the digital membership is fantastic, extremely convenient and easy to use. A digital membership can be connected to at least 2 phones (possibly more if you contact entertainment book to request an increase in device numbers). The digital version also has updates and NEW offers constantly sent to your phone. And most people tend to take their phone everywhere… so you never forget to take the entertainment book with you.
Did you also know there is a WHOLE section in the Entertainment book on BALI!! If you’re planning a trip there it’s worth getting. You can take advantage of discounts and offers on various hotels, accommodation and restaurant offers all in Bali!
Don’t delay – ORDER YOURS TODAY!
The Family Businesses of Holy Rosary
The Business Directory is a group of school businesses who support our School Community.
As a Parent Community we would love to see a culture of thinking Holy Rosary first! Please have a look through the directory to see what these businesses might be able to do for you. If you would like to be listed please contact Mark Nolan at email@example.com
SUNDAY EVENING YOUTH MASS
Are you a young person looking for ways to get involved in Sunday Mass? Are you interested in reading, being an altar server, bringing forward the offertory or being part of the music ministry team? The last Sunday of every month at 5.30pm will be our very own Youth Mass, where we will have the opportunity to serve the different parts of the Mass. Pizza and soft drink will be provided after Mass as a way of meeting other young people in our parish. The first Mass is scheduled for Sunday 27th May, if you are interested in helping contact Simon Martino at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish
Weekend Mass Times
Saturday Evening - 6:00pm
Sunday - 8:00am, 10:00am
Parish Office 0411 123 441
After hours: 0412 445 199